The 9 dog personalities - what personality does your dog have?

With this guide, we want to help you to better assess your furry friend. We are often asked whether dogs have their own personality and whether it is possible to do something "wrong". That's why we want to provide some clarity in this article.

Of course, the boundaries between personalities are not black and white. Many dogs show characteristics of several personality profiles, some traits more strongly, others a little less. It is important that you are aware of your pet's preferences.

The Playing Dog

How to recognize this personality?

Playful dogs often show their urge to play in daily interactions. For example, they proactively bring you a toy. Or objects that they consider to be toys. And yes, shoes and bags are also toys.

How do you best deal with this personality?

If your dog shows this personality, then one thing is important: variety. Whether it's different toys or different routes on a walk. Your pet will thank you if there are always new things to discover.

Which dog breeds show this personality most often?

  • Beagle
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Golden Retriever
  • Border Collie

What are suitable gifts for the playing dog?

Our feature toys - because you can hide dog treats there and the toys squeak and rustle. Every interaction is new and stimulates all the senses.

The vigilant dog

How to recognize the watchful dog?

These dogs often show a pronounced mistrust of strangers. They are alert and react quickly to suspicious noises or movements. They tend to defend their territory and can show territorial-aggressive behavior.

Which dog breeds show this personality most often?

  • German shepherd dog
  • Rottweiler
  • Doberman
  • Boxer

    The PET & Co. team recommends the following gifts for alert dogs

    The cuddly dog

    How do you recognize the cuddly dog?

    These dogs are often very affectionate and constantly seek human closeness. They enjoy being stroked and cuddled and often show affection by cuddling and licking. They are generally friendly and social and enjoy the company of people.

    Which dog breeds show this personality most often?

    • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    • Shih Tzu
    • Pug
    • Maltese

    What are the right gifts for a cuddly furry friend?

    • Our Lazy blankets
    • Our orthopaedic dog beds for maximum comfort
    • Our Feature Dog Toys

    The calm/relaxed dog

    How do you recognize the calm dog?

    These dogs show a calm and even temperament. They are often cozy and enjoy quiet activities such as sleeping and lounging. They react calmly to new situations and are not easily over-excited or nervous.

    Which dog breeds show this personality most often?

    • Basset Hound
    • Bulldog
    • Chow Chow
    • Great Dane

    What do we recommend for a calm dog?

    • Our orthopaedic dog beds for maximum comfort
    • Our Lazy blankets
    • Our Garry Gino
    • Our Yummy & Goldy food bowls

    The adventurer dog

    How do you recognize the adventurer among dogs?

    These dogs have high energy levels and a strong need for physical and mental activity. They love to be outside and explore new places, and are often well suited to outdoor activities such as hiking or agility. They are curious and adventurous and often show a certain degree of independence.

    Which dog breeds show this personality most often?

    • Siberian Husky
    • Australian Shepherd
    • Bernese Mountain Dog
    • Alaskan Malamute

    The perfect gifts for this personality

    As a suitable gift for adventurous dogs, we offer our orthopedic dog beds for maximum comfort and relaxation. Our Lazy Blankets are also perfect for relaxing moments after exciting adventures. Our Gerry & Chino blankets provide extra warmth and comfort. In addition, our Yummy & Goldy feeding bowls provide fortifying meals. Not forgetting our Feature Toys for extra fun and entertainment.

    The dog that loves to learn

    How do you recognize a dog that loves to learn?

    These dogs are intelligent and willing to learn and are often highly motivated to learn new things. They respond well to training and can quickly learn new commands and tricks. They enjoy mental challenges and need regular mental stimulation.

    Which dog breeds show this personality most often?

    • Border Collie
    • Dachshund
    • German Shepherd Dog
    • Poodle
    • Papillon

    For dogs that love to learn, we recommend

    • our feature toys for mental challenges and entertainment
    • our orthopaedic dog beds offer maximum comfort and rest
    • our Lazy Blankets are also suitable for relaxing moments
    • in addition, our Garry & Gino blankets offer extra warmth and comfort

    The Independent Dog

    What are the characteristics of the independent dog?

    These dogs often show a certain degree of independence and self-reliance. They can be reserved or reserved towards strangers and do not always show affection immediately. They tend to go their own way and can sometimes be stubborn or willful.

    Which dog breeds show this personality most often?

    • Basenji
    • Afghan Greyhound
    • Shiba Inu
    • Chow Chow

    Gift ideas for independent dogs

    For independent dogs, we recommend independent toys such as balls that release treats or chew toys. Comfortable resting places such as insulated dog kennels or cozy cave beds offer security. Automatic food dispensers ensure independent mealtimes. Our orthopaedic dog beds offer maximum comfort and relaxation.

    The fearful/shy dog

    How does a fearful dog react?

    These dogs are often cautious and reserved in new situations or with new people or animals. They can react anxiously to loud noises, hectic movements or unfamiliar surroundings. They often need patient and sensitive guidance to build up their self-confidence and reduce their fears.

    Which dog breeds show this personality most often?

    • Chihuahua
    • Shyaran
    • Whippet
    • Greyhound

    What are suitable gifts for an anxious furry friend?

    Suitable gifts for anxious dogs are our Tonto felt tents, which offer places of retreat. Our Lazy cuddly blankets are perfect for relaxing moments. Our dog bag - Lucky and our dog seat - Harry offer additional safety and security. Our orthopaedic dog beds also offer maximum comfort and rest.

    The dominant dog

    What are the characteristics of a dominant dog?

    These dogs often show strong self-confidence and have a strong will to lead. They may have a tendency to dominate other dogs or even people and may show territorial or aggressive behavior. They need clear and consistent leadership and training to enable them to live together in harmony.

    Which dog breeds show this personality most often?

    • Rottweiler
    • German shepherd dog
    • Doberman
    • Bullmastiff

    What are suitable gifts for dominant dogs?

    Our feature toys not only provide entertainment, but also help to promote mental stimulation for your dominant dog. Our orthopaedic dog beds, such as the Kingston and the Ronny, provide maximum comfort and support a restful rest for your dominant friend.

    And last but not least, gift ideas for you...

    Our accessories such as the Treaty Bag and the PetPoo bags are practical companions for every dog owner. The Treaty Bag offers space for treats and other important items during walks or training sessions, while the PetPoo bags enable easy and hygienic disposal of dog excrement.

    Charly is the ideal combination of dog bag and dog mat. This practical bag offers space for everything you need when you're out and about and can be quickly converted into a comfortable mattress for your dog if required. So you can ensure your dog's comfort anytime and anywhere.